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Thursday, August 30, 2007
Posted by Steve Good at 10:40:00 PM
Thanks Dick. Great info about Frys. Keep us posted on your experience with the student teacher version.
Posted by Steve Good at 10:23:00 PM
From: Spring in Sydney, Australia
I've attached 2 pictures of your patterns that I've completed.
The bowl is made of Qeensland Maple and New Guinea Rosewood.
The golfer is Qeensland Maple.
I had to be very careful with golfclub and the flagpole as they are very thin, I may make them
a little thicker next time to make them a bit stronger.
thanks for the patterns they were a lot of fun to make.
Spring these are very nicely executed and the wood is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pictures and the comments about the golfer pattern should be helpful to others. Thanks.
Posted by Steve Good at 8:14:00 PM
I wanted to post another tutorial for creating scroll saw patterns with Corel Draw. This video will explains the Interactive Contour Tool. The contour tool is used in almost every pattern I create. If you are one of the many readers trying to learn Corel Draw check out this video.
I have to keep the videos under ten minutes so I go a little fast in some places. Watch it a couple times and it should start to make more sense.
This is a tool that you almost can't do without if you plan to create patterns so jump in and give it a try.
Posted by Steve Good at 1:00:00 AM
Monday, August 27, 2007
These letter openers are easy patterns to make and they are easy and quick to cut. I was just doodling around in Corel Draw tonight and came up with this pattern. Hope you guys like it.
I usually cut these from a dark colored exotic wood. I sharpen the edges with a belt sander. Take your time with the sharpening. To make these look good the edges need to be neatly contoured.
Posted by Steve Good at 11:46:00 PM
Thank you Juvy. It looks like you guys had a fun weekend. I sure wish I could have been there to thank you guys form visiting my site. Nice to hear some of you guys found something here useful. I hope they have even more to talk about next year.
Posted by Steve Good at 10:14:00 PM
Sunday, August 26, 2007
One last clock pattern for a while. The Dixie Clock is a 5" x 5" clock that fits nicely on a desk. I again used walnut for the body and maple for the back and trim.
I spent the whole day in the workshop today. I got allot finished and made a bunch of saw dust. What better way to spend a Saturday. I sent my daughter who is my only child off to college last week. I have to admit I've been missing her and working keeps my mind busy.
Visit clockparts.com for the insert
Posted by Steve Good at 1:22:00 AM
This free scroll saw pattern is named The Abney Clock. The clock stands 10" high and 6" wide at the base. I used walnut for the body and maple for the back and trim.
The Abney requires a 3 1/2" clock insert. The hole for the clock is 3 1/4". I used a hole cutter in the drill press to cut the center hole. The clock body needs to be at least 1" thick to give the clock good proportion. The trim is 1/4" thick.
Enjoy the pattern. I have another clock almost ready to post. It will be smaller to fit nicely on a desk.
Posted by Steve Good at 12:32:00 AM
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I had a request for womens softball trophies. Here is a book of trophies for you to cut. 00 - 99 plus a blank trophy for you to add a name.
These trophy pattern books have been more popular than I expected so I think I'll work on a few more sports. If you have a sport you would like to see drop me an email.
Posted by Steve Good at 8:14:00 PM
This small shelf is 9 3/4" high and 5" wide. I used all 1/2" thick oak for this project. With 1/2" material you can easily stack cut two at a time for a matched set.
My shop is down to 86 degrees today. That's down about 10 degrees from the last few days. I'm going to spend all day working on patterns. It feels great to be getting some work finished.
I'll see if I can get a couple more patterns posted this weekend so check back. I might even have enough time for a video.
Posted by Steve Good at 6:21:00 PM
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Here is a free scroll saw pattern that was a request from a reader. It's difficult to see from the simulated picture but the base is an oval. The hanging height is 7". For smaller ornaments you can reduce the over all size or just shorten the height.
Hand cut 2d or 3d scrolled ornaments would look great with this stand. Sounds like another pattern project for me.
I'm still having problems spending much time in the workshop because of the extreme heat. We have been at or over 100 degrees for several days. I'm going to tough it out this weekend and get some work done. You can look forward to more videos and patterns soon.
I hope some of you ornament makers find this pattern useful.
Posted by Steve Good at 9:59:00 PM
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Don't let even the smallest scrap of that exotic hardwood go in the trash. Throw every piece in a box and when you are bored make some key chains.
These are so cheap and fast to make you can give them away with every purchase. Customers love getting something extra they were not expecting. If you pay full retail in a craft store for the hardware you might spend 60 cents per key chain. Buy online and you'll pay half that.
I have included a pattern book with a few key chain patterns. These are really just to give you the idea. Make up your own. You can't find an easier scroll saw project.
These key chains can be a little fragile if you are not careful. I use a 1/4" split ring to connect the chain to the wood. If you just put the chain through the hole it's a little stronger but the ring looks more finished. When you drill the hole for the ring leave as much wood around the hole as possible. You can also super glue very small copper tubing in the hole for strength.
Posted by Steve Good at 6:41:00 PM
I like getting emails from the readers. Here is one from Mike, with a great idea form his wife. Let's face it guys, most of our projects are purchased by women. If your smart you'll listen to what they say.
Hi Steve, Just wanted you to know how much i enjoy your workshop and all the patterns that you post, also want you to know that the wife came up with another idea for your nascar patterns, she had me do a napkin holder from one of them, so am sending you a couple of snapshots of her idea. Tell the other scrollers to listen to their wifes once in a while,, they do come up with some good ides lol.. take care and god bless. oh yes --keep up the good work. Mike
Posted by Steve Good at 5:42:00 PM
Monday, August 20, 2007
Here is a list of the free scroll saw patterns that I have posted here at the Scrollsaw Workshop. Feel free to download any patterns you might have missed. I do recommend you go to the archive for more information and video demonstrations.
I hope every one is enjoying the site and is finding something useful.
I'm working on more patterns and video tutorials. This seems to be the two most popular posts.
I keep this site running with advertising and donations. To make this work I need large numbers of visitors. If you like the Scrollsaw Workshop spread the word. If you get a chance post a link, if you are in a woodworking club tell the other members. 90% of my visitors come from word of mouth only 10% from search engines. Thanks for any help you can give.
Posted by Steve Good at 12:54:00 AM
Sunday, August 19, 2007
My wife is a Gone With The Wind fan and avid collector of GWTW memorabilia. I can always buy her a GWTW collectible for her birthday and be safe.
This candle sconce hangs on a wall and gives off some neat shadows when lit. The candle in the picture sits a little high for the piece. You might wand to look around for a smaller dish that sits lower to show of the characters better.
This piece probably violates copyright laws if you were to try to sell it. To be safe you might want to just make this one for gifts.
Posted by Steve Good at 9:53:00 PM
My workshop is actually cool tonight. After several days near or over 100 degrees it was a little cooler today. I spent some time cleaning the shop and arranging supplies. It felt good to be able to spend some time in the shop and not bake.
I put together this 4 1/2" round box. It's kind of a cross between a box and a basket. There are a couple alternate lid designs. I'll make a few more lids later to give a better selection to choose from. If you have any ideas you would like to see for a lid email me.
Another option is to leave the lid blank and add some ones initials or simply add a small round handle. A small intarsia design on the lid would also be nice. Use your imagination to make it your own.
You can download this free scroll saw pattern from the link below.
Posted by Steve Good at 2:49:00 AM
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I've been trying to develop at least some skill at the Victorian style of scroll saw patterns design. I have a long way to go.
I'm trying to study from old scroll saw patterns. It's easy to get the individual pieces drawn but putting them together in a pattern that looks good is a different story.
This is one of my first patterns in this style. I kept it very simple trying not to over do it. I'll leave it up to you all whether it's worth the download.
Posted by Steve Good at 10:15:00 PM
Good news! After several emails and phone calls to Delta, I finally spoke with a supervisor and he is sending me a new motor at no charge. Would you be so kind as to type a small paragraph in your blog about their good customer service and how they were willing to bend backward to help me. I would really appreciate it. (When I told the supervisor, Rainer Renka, about how I belonged to a scrollsaw blog and I that would tell the owner how wonderful Delta is, he seemed quite pleased.)
Nice to hear a good service story. Thanks Mary for sharing and Thanks Delta for taking care of your customer.
Posted by Steve Good at 6:46:00 PM
Monday, August 13, 2007
Here is a free scroll saw pattern for you to cut for a candle or just a small shelf for a figurine. You can cut two and make bookends.
I want to take a minute to thank everyone for all the great emails. The site is growing fast.
We are over 18,000 page views in about three months. 140 of you guys have signed up for email updates and the downloads are in the thousands. The videos have been watched 16,276 times. We have regular readers in 40 plus countries around the world.
I had no idea when I started this Blog if anybody would even show up. Well you all showed up. I'm having a blast talking to you guys.
Thanks for being here and I hope you are enjoying the site.
Free Scroll Saw Pattern Download
Posted by Steve Good at 10:55:00 PM
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Here is another Corel Draw video that you can use to help create scroll saw patterns. The envelope tool allows you to fit text inside a shape like the ornament below.
You can use the envelope tool to fit text inside any shape. Make ornaments, key chains and whatever your imagination can think up.
The tool is easy to use when you get the sequence down. You might have to watch the video a few times to get it.
Posted by Steve Good at 11:29:00 PM
Trying my hand at selling a few of my "works" and thought you might like to see my set-up. Thanks for taking the time to follow my link.
P.S. This is the first time I have shared my works with anyone outside the family or tried to sell them. I hope I can represent the hobby/craft respectably.
Joe, I love the upper left John Wayne and the upper right portrait. Also the mountain man in the middle is very nice. You are onto something with that theme. I know a pen and ink artist who made a career out of portraits like that.
If I could make one suggestion it would be. You don't have much space but you need to make each work of art stand out as something special. Let your perspective customers know that you value each one in it's own right. Your work is good and each piece deserves to be spotlighted. I would try to get the pieces off the floor even if it means not displaying all the work at once.
That said if everything sells email me and tell me I don't know what I'm talking about:)
Good luck Joe.
Posted by Steve Good at 7:25:00 PM
Hi Steve been busy doing some of your patterns they are so easy and the end result just looks great sending a couple of pics.
Thanks for sharing your pictures with us Wade. I'm glad you liked the patterns. With a few more projects you will have a enough for a craft show.
My wife ask why the basket I made her didn't look that good. She said I need to stick to drawing them and let you cut'em. I got to go practice some.
Posted by Steve Good at 7:03:00 PM
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Here is a set of 27 letter openers. One for each initial and a blank for you to add what ever you like.
After I cut these patterns I use a belt sander to sharpen the blade. Sharpen the blade left and right, front and back. You want a good point to make it easy to enter the envelope.
I have made these for gifts and put them in a wooden box, also made on my scroll saw. The combination of the letter opener in a hand made wooden box makes a nice presentation.
This is another project that can be made from your scrap wood. Never throw wood scraps away. Eventually I'll post a pattern that you can use those scraps for.
These are fairly easy to cut. Use a smaller blade to cut the initials. Some of the initials have very small cuts. They take longer to sharpen than to cut.
Keep on scrollen.
Posted by Steve Good at 3:38:00 AM
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Steve, Just a note of thanks. I have been working on Corel and the word art. I watched your video several times and took notes and have been having a ball doing new stuff. I also cut a few of your patterns this week end for my office desk. Thank you.
Your welcome Geno. Thanks for contributing your work to my site.
Posted by Steve Good at 7:35:00 PM
I ordered several of these clocks a while back so I thought I should make some clock patterns. They make nice gifts and it gives me a chance to make some more patterns.The clock stands 9" tall and 6 1/2" wide at the base. The front trim is 1/4" maple and the body and base are walnut.
The clock is a 3 1/2" insert that requires a 3 1/4" hole. I used a hole cutter for the insert.
This is an easy pattern to cut. The only challenge might be the words. Use a small blade. I had a selection of jewelers blades that I use to make jigsaw puzzles. I used the #4 jewelers blade for the words.
You can purchase the clock insert form the Clock Parts banner below.
Posted by Steve Good at 6:15:00 PM
Stephen, a reader from Australia watched the Heart Box video demonstration here at the Scrollsaw Workshop. He fired up Corel Draw and made his lady a nice box pattern.
I think he did a great job. Stephen was nice enough to send the pattern to share with everyone.
Just change the initials and make your own sweetheart box.
Thanks Stephen and keep making those patterns.
Posted by Steve Good at 1:30:00 PM
The dimensions of the clock are 10 inches long and 5 inches tall.
Here is a mantel clock that is simple to cut. I used 1 inch thick walnut for the body of the clock. I laminated 1/4 inch maple to the back. You want to use the same contrasting wood for the front and back to give it visual balance.
Apply the pattern to the body of the clock and use a hole saw to cut the 3 1/4 inch hole. Then glue the back contrasting wood so the hole is not visible from the back.
After the glue is set cut the pattern at the scroll saw.
After you get the scrolled front fretwork cut insert the clock and glue the fretwork around the clock. This makes sure it is aligned well.
The pattern has an optional crown. I did not choose to cut the crown because my wife did not like it. The crown adds another inch to the height of the clock. Your choice to include it or not.
Hope you have fun with this pattern.
Posted by Steve Good at 2:02:00 AM
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